Tommaso Volpe has been appointed Nissan’s new global motorsports director, replacing Michael Carcamo as the man in charge of the company’s Formula E program among other responsibilities.
Volpe, who is currently director of global motorsports and performance projects at Infiniti, will oversee Nissan’s Formula E, Super GT, prototype and GT3 racing activities beginning on April 1.
He replaces Carcamo, who has led Nissan’s motorsport programs since 2015 and oversaw the brand’s debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2018.
Volpe will retain his position at Infiniti alongside his new Nissan responsibilities. He previously led the expansion of Infiniti’s Formula 1 involvement, going from a sponsor to a technical partner of Renault F1 Team.
“The Formula E team has had many great achievements thanks to the hard work of Michael Carcamo and the team,” he Volpe.
“Nissan and NISMO will continue to compete this year with Formula E and the new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 as the two main pillars of our works and customer racing programs. And of course, Infiniti will again pursue its global activation program.”
Carcamo will be promoted to Nissan’s program director, moving to Japan to lead the development of the brand’s sports cars.
“I’m proud to have brought Nissan’s electric mobility vision to life by working with the Nissan e.dams racing team to achieve six pole positions, six podiums, best qualifying team and rookie of the year,” he said.
“We also took Nissan’s first Formula E win at the New York City E-Prix, and Sebastien Buemi took second place in the overall championship.
“The journey from concept to racing has been four years of solid effort and reward. I want to thank everyone on the team.”